|Import Platforms and Demonstration Zones in Jinhua|
In September, Zhejiang Province announced a list of 9 provincial-level innovation demonstration zones for promoting imports and 55 key import platforms in Zhejiang. The Yiwu Comprehensive Free Trade Zone, Jinyi Comprehensive Free Trade Zone, and the Yiwu International Trade City from Jinhua are on the list.
This year, the Government Work Report of Zhejiang dictated that the government extend the import strategy, cultivate more import platforms, and make Yiwu, Qingtian, and other cities into “supermarkets for the world.” Building a number of import zones and platforms with international influence has become the emphasis of the cultivation of import platforms.
In 2019, Jinhua made a significant breakthrough with 18.5 billion RMB in value of imports, an increase of 66.8%, ranking first in Zhejiang. Wine, olive oil, fruits, flour, and other goods from Europe and Central Asia are continuously imported into Jinhua by the China Railway Express, which promotes consumption upgrade and helps build a world supermarket. (By Xu Zhaohui, translated by Li Ziyi, edited by Kendra Fiddler)